Safety Zone; Delta Independence Day Foundation Celebration, Mandeville Island, CA, 37643-37646 [2011-16099]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 28, 2011 / Rules and Regulations technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies. This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have concluded this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraphs (34)(g) and (35)(b), of the Instruction. This rule involves establishing, disestablishing, or changing Regulated Navigation Areas and security or safety zones. An environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, and Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 165 as follows: PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Add temporary § 165.T11–418 to read as follows: WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with RULES ■ a.m. until 9:30 p.m. on July 4, 2011, the temporary safety zone will extend 100 feet while pyrotechnics are loaded and maintained at Pillar Point Harbor beach at position 37°30′03.02″ N, 122°28′24.86″ W (NAD 83). The fireworks display will occur from 9:30 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. during which the safety zone will extend 600 feet from position 37°30′03.02″ N, 122°28′24.86″ W (NAD 83). At 9:50 p.m., the safety zone shall terminate. (b) Definitions. As used in this section, ‘‘designated representative’’ means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard coxswain, petty officer, or other officer operating a Coast Guard vessel and a Federal, State, and local officer designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port San Francisco (COTP) in the enforcement of the safety zone. (c) Regulations. (1) Under the general regulations in § 165.23, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (2) The safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may be permitted by the COTP or a designated representative. (3) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety zone must contact the COTP or a designated representative to obtain permission to do so. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the safety zone must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP or the designated representative. Persons and vessels may request permission to enter the safety zones on VHF–16 or through the 24hour Command Center at telephone (415) 399–3547. (d) Effective period. This section is effective from 11 a.m. through 9:50 p.m. on July 4, 2011. Dated: June 16, 2011. Cynthia L. Stowe, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Francisco. [FR Doc. 2011–16092 Filed 6–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P § 165.T11–418 Safety Zone; Independence Day Fireworks Celebration for the City of Half Moon Bay, Half Moon Bay, CA (a) Location. This temporary safety zone is established for the navigable waters of Half Moon Bay, off of Pillar Point Harbor beach, Half Moon Bay, CA. The fireworks launch site will be located in position: 37°30′03.02″ N, 122°28′24.86″ W (NAD 83). From 11 VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:42 Jun 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 37643 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 Docket No. USCG–2011–0395] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Delta Independence Day Foundation Celebration, Mandeville Island, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters off the North Eastern shoreline of Mandeville Island, Mandeville Island, California in support of the Delta Independence Day Fireworks Foundation Celebration. This temporary safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with the pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 10 a.m. on July 3, 2011 through 10 p.m. on July 4, 2011. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 0395 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0395 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ They are also available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary rule, call or e-mail Lieutenant Junior Grade Liezl Nicholas, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco; telephone 415– 399–7443, e-mail D11–PF– MarineEvents@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Regulatory Information The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28JNR1.SGM 28JNR1 37644 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 28, 2011 / Rules and Regulations WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with RULES of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because the event would occur before the rulemaking process would be completed. Because of the dangers posed by the pyrotechnics used in this fireworks display, the safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of event participants, spectators, spectator craft, and other vessels transiting the event area. For the safety concerns noted, it is in the public interest to have these regulations in effect during the event. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Due to the need for immediate action the restriction of vessel traffic and spectator craft is necessary to protect life, property and the environment; therefore, a 30-day notice is impracticable. Delaying the effective date would be impracticable as immediate action is needed to protect the public from the dangers associated with the fireworks display. Basis and Purpose The Delta Independence Day Foundation will sponsor the Delta Independence Day Foundation Celebration on July 4, 2011, 300 feet off of Mandeville Island, California. This temporary safety zone establishes a temporary restricted area on the waters 100 feet surrounding the fireworks loading, transit and launches sites, and extends the safety zone to 1,000 feet of the launch site during the fireworks display. The fireworks display is meant for entertainment purposes. This safety zone is issued to establish a temporary restricted area on the waters surrounding the fireworks launch site during loading of the pyrotechnics, and during the fireworks display. This restricted area around the launch site is necessary to protect spectators, vessels, and other property from the hazards associated with the pyrotechnics on the fireworks barges. The Coast Guard has granted the event sponsor a marine event permit for the fireworks display. Discussion of Rule From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on July 3, 2011, pyrotechnics will be loaded onto VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:42 Jun 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 a barge at Dutra Corporation Yard, Rio Vista, CA. From 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on July 3, 2011 the loaded barge will be transiting from the Dutra Corporation Yard to the launch site 300 feet off of Mandeville Island, CA at position 38°03′19.37″ N, 121°31′54.34″ W (NAD 83). The temporary safety zone will extend 100 feet from the nearest point of the barge during the loading, transit, and arrival of the pyrotechnics from the Dutra Corporation Yard to position 38°03′19.37″ N, 121°31′54.34″ W (NAD 83). The fireworks display will occur from 9:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. on July 4, 2011, during which the safety zone will extend 1,000 feet from the nearest point of the barge at position 38°03′19.37″ N, 121°31′54.34″ W (NAD 83). At 10 p.m. on July 4, 2011 the safety zone shall terminate. The effect of the temporary safety zone will be to restrict navigation in the vicinity of the fireworks site while the fireworks are set up, and until the conclusion of the scheduled display. Except for persons or vessels authorized by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the restricted area. These regulations are needed to keep spectators and vessels away from the immediate vicinity of the fireworks barge to ensure the safety of participants, spectators, and transiting vessels. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on 13 of these statutes and executive orders. Regulatory Planning and Review This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under that Order. Although this rule restricts access to the waters encompassed by the safety zone, the effect of this rule will not be significant because the temporary safety zone is only in effect for a limited time and local waterway users will be notified via public Broadcast Notice to Mariners to ensure the safety zone will result in minimum impact. The entities most likely to be affected are pleasure craft engaged in recreational activities. Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 whether this rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: Owners and operators of pleasure craft engaged in recreational activities and sightseeing. This rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for several reasons: (i) Vessel traffic can pass safely around the area, (ii) vessels engaged in recreational activities and sightseeing have ample space outside of the effected portion of the areas off Mandeville Island, California to engage in these activities, (iii) this rule will encompass only a small portion of the waterway for a limited period of time, and (iv) the maritime public will be advised in advance of this safety zone via Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we offer to assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they can better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1– 888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. Collection of Information This rule calls for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520). E:\FR\FM\28JNR1.SGM 28JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 28, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Federalism A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for federalism. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or Tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. Taking of Private Property This rule will not cause a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. Civil Justice Reform This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with RULES Protection of Children We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and does not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children. Indian Tribal Governments This rule does not have Tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian Tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian Tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian Tribes. Energy Effects We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:42 Jun 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under that order because it is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211. Technical Standards The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies. This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have concluded this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (34)(g), of the Instruction. This rule involves establishing a temporary safety zone. An environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, and Waterways. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 37645 For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 165 as follows: PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1(g), 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Add temporary § 165.T11–420 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T11–420 Safety zone; Delta Independence Day Foundation Celebration, Mandeville Island, CA. (a) Location. This temporary safety zone is established for the waters 300 feet off of the North Eastern shoreline of Mandeville Island, CA. The fireworks launch site will be located at position 38°03′19.37″ N, 121°31′54.34″ W (NAD 83). During the loading of the fireworks, and until the start of the fireworks display, the temporary safety zone applies to the nearest point of the barge during the loading, transit, and arrival of the pyrotechnics from Dutra Corporation Yard, Rio Vista, CA. From 9:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. on July 4, 2011, the area to which the temporary safety zone applies will increase in size to encompass the navigable waters around the fireworks site within a radius of 1,000 feet. (b) Definitions. As used in this section, ‘‘designated representative’’ means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard coxswain, petty officer, or other officer on a Coast Guard vessel or a Federal, State, or local officer designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port San Francisco (COTP) in the enforcement of the safety zone. (c) Regulations. (1) Under the general regulations in § 165.23 of this title, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (2) The safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may be permitted by the COTP or a designated representative. (3) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety zone must contact the COTP or a designated representative to obtain permission to do so. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the safety zone must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP or their designated representative. Persons and vessels may request permission to enter the safety E:\FR\FM\28JNR1.SGM 28JNR1 37646 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 28, 2011 / Rules and Regulations zone on VHF–16 or through the 24-hour Command Center at telephone 415–399– 3547. (d) Effective period. This section is effective from 10 a.m. on July 3, 2011 through 10 p.m. on July 4, 2011. Dated: June 16, 2011. Cynthia L. Stowe, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Francisco. [FR Doc. 2011–16099 Filed 6–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG 2011–0405] Safety Zone; Northern California Annual Fireworks Events, Fourth of July Fireworks, City of Sausalito, Sausalito, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce the Fourth of July Fireworks, City of Sausalito annual safety zone. This action is necessary to control vessel traffic and to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM). SUMMARY: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1191 will be enforced from 11 a.m. through 9:30 p.m. on July 4, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, call or e-mail Lieutenant Junior Grade Liezl Nicholas, Sector San Francisco Waterways Safety Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 415–399–7443, e-mail D11–PF–MarineEvents@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the annual Fourth of July Fireworks, City of Sausalito, safety zone in 33 CFR 165.1191 on July 4, 2011 from 11 a.m. through 9:30 p.m. During the fireworks display, scheduled to start at approximately 9:15 p.m., the fireworks barge will be located approximately 1,000 feet off-shore from Sausalito waterfront, North of Spinnaker Restaurant in the Richardson Bay in position 37°51′30.72″ N, 122°28′27.92″ W (NAD83). Under the provisions of 33 CFR 165.1191, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone during all applicable effective dates and times, unless authorized to do so by the PATCOM. Additionally, each person who receives notice of a lawful order or direction issued by an official patrol vessel shall obey the order of direction. The PATCOM is empowered to forbid and control the regulated area. The PATCOM shall be designated by the Commander, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco. The PATCOM may, upon request, allow the transit of commercial vessels through regulated areas when it is safe to do so. This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.1191 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with extensive advance notification of this enforcement period via the Local Notice to Mariners. If the Captain of the Port determines that the regulated area need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, a Broadcast Notice to Mariners may be used to grant general permission to enter the regulated area. Dated: June 16, 2011. Cynthia L. Stowe, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Sector San Francisco. [FR Doc. 2011–16105 Filed 6–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with RULES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:42 Jun 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG 2011–0208] Safety Zone; Northern California Annual Fireworks Events, Fourth of July Fireworks, Lake Tahoe, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce the annual safety zone for the Fourth of July Fireworks, Lake Tahoe, California, located off Incline Village in Crystal Bay. This action is necessary to control vessel traffic and to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1191 will be enforced from 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on July 4, 2011. DATES: If you have questions on this notice, call or e-mail Lieutenant Junior Grade Liezl Nicholas, U.S. Coast Guard, Waterways Safety Division; telephone 415–399– 7443, e-mail D11–PF– MarineEvents@uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Coast Guard will enforce the 1,000 foot safety zone for the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Display in 33 CFR 165.1191 on July 4, 2011. The fireworks launch site is approximately 800 feet off the shore line of Incline Village Nevada in Crystal Bay in position 39°14′16.50″ N, 119°53′59.43″ W (NAD83). Under the provisions of 33 CFR 165.1191, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone during all applicable effective dates and times, unless authorized to do so by the PATCOM. Additionally, each person who receives notice of a lawful order or direction issued by an official patrol vessel shall obey the order of direction. The PATCOM is empowered to forbid entry into and control the regulated area. The PATCOM shall be designated by the Commander, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco. The PATCOM may, upon request, allow the transit of commercial vessels through regulated areas when it is safe to do so. This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.1191 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with extensive advance notification of this enforcement period via the Local Notice to Mariners. If the Captain of the Port determines that the regulated area need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, a Broadcast Notice to Mariners may be used to grant general permission to enter the regulated area. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: June 16, 2011. Cynthia L. Stowe, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Francisco. [FR Doc. 2011–16107 Filed 6–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\28JNR1.SGM 28JNR1

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[FR Doc No: 2011-16099]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

Docket No. USCG-2011-0395]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Delta Independence Day Foundation Celebration, 
Mandeville Island, CA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the 
navigable waters off the North Eastern shoreline of Mandeville Island, 
Mandeville Island, California in support of the Delta Independence Day 
Fireworks Foundation Celebration. This temporary safety zone is 
established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from 
the dangers associated with the pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or 
vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or 
remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the 
Port or their designated representative.

DATES: This rule is effective from 10 a.m. on July 3, 2011 through 10 
p.m. on July 4, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2011-0395 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-0395 in the 
``Keyword'' box, and then clicking ``Search.'' They are also available 
for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M-30), 
U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
temporary rule, call or e-mail Lieutenant Junior Grade Liezl Nicholas, 
U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco; telephone 415-399-7443, e-mail 
D11-PF-MarineEvents@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the 
docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulatory Information

    The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior 
notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 
4(a)

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of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This 
provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and 
opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those 
procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public 
interest.'' Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good 
cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
with respect to this rule because the event would occur before the 
rulemaking process would be completed. Because of the dangers posed by 
the pyrotechnics used in this fireworks display, the safety zone is 
necessary to provide for the safety of event participants, spectators, 
spectator craft, and other vessels transiting the event area. For the 
safety concerns noted, it is in the public interest to have these 
regulations in effect during the event.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause 
exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after 
publication in the Federal Register. Due to the need for immediate 
action the restriction of vessel traffic and spectator craft is 
necessary to protect life, property and the environment; therefore, a 
30-day notice is impracticable. Delaying the effective date would be 
impracticable as immediate action is needed to protect the public from 
the dangers associated with the fireworks display.

Basis and Purpose

    The Delta Independence Day Foundation will sponsor the Delta 
Independence Day Foundation Celebration on July 4, 2011, 300 feet off 
of Mandeville Island, California. This temporary safety zone 
establishes a temporary restricted area on the waters 100 feet 
surrounding the fireworks loading, transit and launches sites, and 
extends the safety zone to 1,000 feet of the launch site during the 
fireworks display. The fireworks display is meant for entertainment 
purposes. This safety zone is issued to establish a temporary 
restricted area on the waters surrounding the fireworks launch site 
during loading of the pyrotechnics, and during the fireworks display. 
This restricted area around the launch site is necessary to protect 
spectators, vessels, and other property from the hazards associated 
with the pyrotechnics on the fireworks barges. The Coast Guard has 
granted the event sponsor a marine event permit for the fireworks 
display.

Discussion of Rule

    From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on July 3, 2011, pyrotechnics will be 
loaded onto a barge at Dutra Corporation Yard, Rio Vista, CA. From 3 
p.m. until 6 p.m. on July 3, 2011 the loaded barge will be transiting 
from the Dutra Corporation Yard to the launch site 300 feet off of 
Mandeville Island, CA at position 38[deg]03'19.37'' N, 
121[deg]31'54.34'' W (NAD 83). The temporary safety zone will extend 
100 feet from the nearest point of the barge during the loading, 
transit, and arrival of the pyrotechnics from the Dutra Corporation 
Yard to position 38[deg]03'19.37'' N, 121[deg]31'54.34'' W (NAD 83). 
The fireworks display will occur from 9:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. on July 
4, 2011, during which the safety zone will extend 1,000 feet from the 
nearest point of the barge at position 38[deg]03'19.37'' N, 
121[deg]31'54.34'' W (NAD 83). At 10 p.m. on July 4, 2011 the safety 
zone shall terminate.
    The effect of the temporary safety zone will be to restrict 
navigation in the vicinity of the fireworks site while the fireworks 
are set up, and until the conclusion of the scheduled display. Except 
for persons or vessels authorized by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander, 
no person or vessel may enter or remain in the restricted area. These 
regulations are needed to keep spectators and vessels away from the 
immediate vicinity of the fireworks barge to ensure the safety of 
participants, spectators, and transiting vessels.

Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and 
executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses 
based on 13 of these statutes and executive orders.

Regulatory Planning and Review

    This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) 
of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and does not 
require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 
6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not 
reviewed it under that Order.
    Although this rule restricts access to the waters encompassed by 
the safety zone, the effect of this rule will not be significant 
because the temporary safety zone is only in effect for a limited time 
and local waterway users will be notified via public Broadcast Notice 
to Mariners to ensure the safety zone will result in minimum impact. 
The entities most likely to be affected are pleasure craft engaged in 
recreational activities.

Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact 
on a substantial number of small entities. The term ``small entities'' 
comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are 
independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, 
and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000.
    The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will 
not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities.
    This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be 
small entities: Owners and operators of pleasure craft engaged in 
recreational activities and sightseeing. This rule will not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
for several reasons: (i) Vessel traffic can pass safely around the 
area, (ii) vessels engaged in recreational activities and sightseeing 
have ample space outside of the effected portion of the areas off 
Mandeville Island, California to engage in these activities, (iii) this 
rule will encompass only a small portion of the waterway for a limited 
period of time, and (iv) the maritime public will be advised in advance 
of this safety zone via Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we offer to assist small 
entities in understanding the rule so that they can better evaluate its 
effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process.
    Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal 
employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal 
regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory 
Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory 
Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and 
rates each agency's responsiveness to small business. If you wish to 
comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1-888-REG-FAIR 
(1-888-734-3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small 
entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or 
action of the Coast Guard.

Collection of Information

    This rule calls for no new collection of information under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520).

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Federalism

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, 
Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local 
governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial 
direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this rule under 
that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for 
federalism.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538) 
requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary 
regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may 
result in the expenditure by a State, local, or Tribal government, in 
the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for 
inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in 
such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere 
in this preamble.

Taking of Private Property

    This rule will not cause a taking of private property or otherwise 
have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental 
Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property 
Rights.

Civil Justice Reform

    This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) 
of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, 
eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden.

Protection of Children

    We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection 
of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule 
is not an economically significant rule and does not create an 
environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may 
disproportionately affect children.

Indian Tribal Governments

    This rule does not have Tribal implications under Executive Order 
13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, 
because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more 
Indian Tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and 
Indian Tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities 
between the Federal Government and Indian Tribes.

Energy Effects

    We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13211, Actions 
Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, 
Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a ``significant 
energy action'' under that order because it is not a ``significant 
regulatory action'' under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to 
have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use 
of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy 
action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects 
under Executive Order 13211.

Technical Standards

    The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 
U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards 
in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, 
through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why 
using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or 
otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical 
standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or 
operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management 
systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus 
standards bodies.
    This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not 
consider the use of voluntary consensus standards.

Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security 
Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which 
guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have concluded 
this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or 
cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This 
rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2-1, paragraph (34)(g), of 
the Instruction. This rule involves establishing a temporary safety 
zone. An environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion 
determination are available in the docket where indicated under 
ADDRESSES.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

    Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, and Waterways.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 
33 CFR part 165 as follows:

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701; 50 
U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05-1(g), 6.04-1, 6.04-6, and 160.5; Pub. 
L. 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1.


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2. Add temporary Sec.  165.T11-420 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T11-420  Safety zone; Delta Independence Day Foundation 
Celebration, Mandeville Island, CA.

    (a) Location. This temporary safety zone is established for the 
waters 300 feet off of the North Eastern shoreline of Mandeville 
Island, CA. The fireworks launch site will be located at position 
38[deg]03'19.37'' N, 121[deg]31'54.34'' W (NAD 83). During the loading 
of the fireworks, and until the start of the fireworks display, the 
temporary safety zone applies to the nearest point of the barge during 
the loading, transit, and arrival of the pyrotechnics from Dutra 
Corporation Yard, Rio Vista, CA. From 9:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. on July 
4, 2011, the area to which the temporary safety zone applies will 
increase in size to encompass the navigable waters around the fireworks 
site within a radius of 1,000 feet.
    (b) Definitions. As used in this section, ``designated 
representative'' means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a 
Coast Guard coxswain, petty officer, or other officer on a Coast Guard 
vessel or a Federal, State, or local officer designated by or assisting 
the Captain of the Port San Francisco (COTP) in the enforcement of the 
safety zone.
    (c) Regulations. (1) Under the general regulations in Sec.  165.23 
of this title, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within this safety 
zone is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or the COTP's 
designated representative.
    (2) The safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may 
be permitted by the COTP or a designated representative.
    (3) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety 
zone must contact the COTP or a designated representative to obtain 
permission to do so. Vessel operators given permission to enter or 
operate in the safety zone must comply with all directions given to 
them by the COTP or their designated representative. Persons and 
vessels may request permission to enter the safety

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zone on VHF-16 or through the 24-hour Command Center at telephone 415-
399-3547.
    (d) Effective period. This section is effective from 10 a.m. on 
July 3, 2011 through 10 p.m. on July 4, 2011.

    Dated: June 16, 2011.
Cynthia L. Stowe,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Francisco.
[FR Doc. 2011-16099 Filed 6-27-11; 8:45 am]
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